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Martin Tyler's stats and facts column is back for a new season. Read on to find out how your team performs on a Monday and why a Spurs goal this weekend broke a record...

Last Updated: 26/08/14 at 16:50 Post Comment

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I was at the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening. Man City have now won their last seven Premier League games and have lost just two of their last 29, avenging their previous league defeat which was at Liverpool on April 13. They have scored two or more goals in 13 of the last 14 Premier League games and have won four of the last five at home to Liverpool in the Premier League. In fact, those are their only four wins in a nine year period of 21 matches between the two.

This was Liverpool’s first Premier League away defeat of 2014. The last time they lost on the road in the league was the final week of 2013 when they lost away at both Manchester City and Chelsea.

Sergio Aguero has now scored 29 goals in his last 32 appearances and 18 in his last 21 in the Premier League. It only took him 23 seconds after coming on as a substitute as well!

Happy Mondays

Hi. How many times have Liverpool played MNF and won? Who has the worst record for MNF? Thanks, Sam

MARTIN SAYS: We can’t break it down into Monday Night Football appearances for you, but with the help of our friends at Opta we can tell you how many times each team has played a Premier League game on a Monday (including Bank Holiday matches) and explain their record in those games.

Liverpool have played 218 Premier League games on a Monday, which is 18 more Monday matches than any other side. The defeat against Manchester City means that their Monday record now reads like this: P218 W106 D52 L60

They have a Monday win percentage of 48.85%, which is the fourth best record in the Premier League. The most successful team on a Monday is Manchester United, who have won 115 of their 195 games on that day, losing 36 of them (I suspect they have the best record on every other day of the week as well!) Liverpool are the only other team to have won more than 100 Premier League matches on a Monday, while Arsenal and Chelsea are the only two sides with a Monday win percentage above 50%.

Tottenham have lost 68 Premier League on a Monday, more than any other team. The current Premier League team with the worst win record on Mondays is Crystal Palace, who have won only two of their 16 games played. They will get a chance to improve that when they play Sunderland on Monday Night Football on November 3.

Record of each current Premier League team on Mondays:

Current PL teams

P

W

D

L

Win %

Man United

195

115

44

36

58.97%

Arsenal

191

98

40

53

51.31%

Chelsea

192

97

54

41

50.52%

Liverpool

217

106

52

59

48.85%

Tottenham

200

88

44

68

44.00%

Man City

141

56

31

54

39.72%

Everton

155

60

42

53

38.71%

Newcastle

175

63

50

62

36.00%

Aston Villa

152

52

48

52

34.21%

West Ham

108

32

30

46

29.63%

Burnley

7

2

0

5

28.57%

Southampton

58

16

16

26

27.59%

Leicester City

33

9

10

14

27.27%

Stoke City

44

11

11

22

25.00%

Hull City

17

4

4

9

23.53%

Swansea City

30

7

7

16

23.33%

Sunderland

86

20

21

45

23.26%

West Brom

57

11

16

30

19.30%

QPR

30

5

8

17

16.67%

Crystal Palace

16

2

6

8

12.50%

 

Goalscoring starts

Hi Martin. Happy to read your column once again. With 26 goals being scored on match day one of the new Premier League season, I'm wondering if this is the lowest number of goals ever scored on match day one of a Premier League season? Best regards! Sheikh, LFC fan in Ghana.

MARTIN SAYS: Twenty-six goals is about average for the opening weekend of a Premier League season and we saw one more goal scored this year than on Matchday One of last season.

The lowest number of goals scored on the first weekend is the 18 we saw in both 2011/12 and 1998/99. In 2011/12 only nine games were played (Tottenham’s match against Everton was called off following the London riots) and so 1998/99 witnessed the lowest goals-per-game ratio on Matchday One with just 1.8 goals scored per game. There were four goalless draws in the Premier League that weekend (Blackburn v Derby, Newcastle v Charlton, Middlesbrough v Leeds and Everton v Aston Villa all finished 0-0).

It’s worth mentioning that there were only 23 goals scored on the second weekend – and two more goalless draws. Maybe teams are a little bit more anxious to avoid defeat in the opening fixtures?

The best goalscoring start to a Premier League season came in 2003/04 when we saw 36 goals scored – that’s 3.6 goals per game. There were no goalless draws and a few big scorelines including Fulham 3-2 Middlesbrough, Blackburn 5-1 Wolves and Manchester United 4-0 Bolton.

Number of goals on the opening Matchday of each Premier League season:

1992/93: 30 in 11 games

1993/94: 29 in 11 games

1994/95: 34 in 11 games

1995/96: 28 in 10 games

1996/97: 27 in 10 games

1997/98: 23 in 10 games

1998/99: 18 in 10 games

1999/00: 21 in 10 games

2000/01: 28 in 10 games

2001/02: 28 in 10 games

2002/03: 25 in 10 games

2003/04: 36 in 10 games

2004/05: 27 in 10 games

2005/06: 19 in 10 games

2006/07: 33 in 10 games

2007/08: 28 in 10 games

2008/09: 32 in 10 games

2009/10: 24 in 10 games

2010/11: 26 in 10 games

2011/12: 18 in 9 games

2012/13: 27 in 10 games

2013/14: 25 in 10 games

2014/15: 26 in 10 games

Pass and prove

Tottenham moved the ball 48 times before finally scoring against QPR. Has there been a goal with more build up passes? Best regards, Tore Ostgard

MARTIN SAYS: You are referring to Nacer Chadli’s goal, which was the third in Tottenham’s 4-0 win over QPR. We asked our chums at Opta to go through their records to find out if there has been a Premier League goal with more passes in the build-up.

They have only been keeping data on this since 2006/07, but in that time period no goal has come close and Tottenham have the record for the longest sequence before a goal they have ever recorded.

The previous best was a goal scored by Ashley Young for Manchester United against Blackburn on April 2, 2012. That goal featured 37 passes in the build-up.

Please let us know if you can remember any goals that have seen more passes in the build-up. I personally recall the 24-pass goal that Esteban Cambiasso scored for Argentina against Serbia & Montenegro in the 2006 World Cup. I remember that there was a feeling early in the move that it might end with something special. Well Chadli’s goal doubled that!

Long time on top

Hi Martin. Love the column. As Chelsea are already top and are most people's favourite to win the league, I was wondering which team has had the most consecutive days at the top of the Premier League. Many thanks, Ed

MARTIN SAYS: Chelsea are no longer top of the table, following Tottenham's 4-0 win over Crystal Palace. Nevertheless, I can tell you that the longest continuous run that one side has enjoyed on the top of the Premier League table is 258 days. Back in 1993/94, Manchester United spent almost 37 straight weeks on top of the table as they secured their second Premier League title by eight points from Blackburn Rovers. They topped the table in early September and never completed a day lower than first for the rest of the season.

In a 38-game season, Chelsea hold the record, having topped the table for 256 consecutive days in the 2005/06 season under Jose Mourinho.

We have seen two teams spend more than 170 consecutive days on top of the table without going on to win the title. In 1997/98, Manchester United led for 175 days, but were eventually beaten by Arsenal, while in 1995/96, Newcastle enjoyed a run of 174 consecutive days on top before being beaten to the title by Manchester United.

Longest consecutive runs on top of the Premier League (courtesy of Opta):

Last Day of Run

Team

Days continuously on top

14 May 1994

Manchester United

258

07 May 2006

Chelsea

256

13 May 2001

Manchester United

217

09 May 2007

Manchester United

203

10 May 2005

Chelsea

190

12 May 2013

Manchester United

176

10 Apr 1998

Manchester United

175

04 Mar 1996

Newcastle United

174

15 Mar 2003

Arsenal

126

14 May 2011

Manchester United

126

04 Feb 2012

Manchester City

119

06 May 2000

Manchester United

106

20 Nov 2010

Chelsea

105

 

The biggest losers

How many losses has Manchester United had in Premier League history? Also how many teams have played in the top flight Since the Premier League began? Wombat87

MARTIN SAYS: I assume you’re asking this question after I wrote last week about Everton being the team with the most Premier League losses. I can tell you that Manchester United have lost 127 Premier League games, which is fewer defeats than 22 other sides. That’s a remarkable record given that they have played in every Premier League season.

Below I have detailed how many matches have been lost by every side to have played in the Premier League – and to answer your other question, there are 46 of them.

1. Everton: 297 losses in 850 games

2. Tottenham: 293 losses in 850 games

3. West Ham: 293 losses in 694 games

4. Aston Villa: 286 losses in 850 games

5. Newcastle: 268 losses in 770 games

6. Blackburn: 250 losses in 696 games

7. Southampton: 247 losses in 584 games

8. Sunderland: 239 losses in 496 games

9. Manchester City: 232 losses in 660 games

10. Middlesbrough: 220 losses in 536 games

11. Bolton: 217 losses in 494 games

12. Liverpool: 214 losses in 850 games

13. Fulham: 208 losses in 494 games

14. Chelsea: 185 losses in 850 games

15. Arsenal: 167 losses in 850 games

16. Leeds United: 154 losses in 468 games

17. West Brom: 149 losses in 306 games

18. Coventry City: 143 losses in 354 games

19. Wigan Athletic: 143 losses in 304 games

20. Leicester City: 135 losses in 310 games

21. Charlton Athletic: 129 losses in 304 games

22. Derby County: 128 losses in 266 games

23. Manchester United: 127 losses in 850 games

24. Sheffield Wednesday: 126 losses in 316 games

25. Wimbledon: 123 losses in 316 games

26. Portsmouth: 122 losses in 266 games

27. Norwich City: 113 losses in 278 games

28. Birmingham: 111 losses in 266 games

29. Queens Park Rangers: 110 losses in 242 games

30. Crystal Palace: 95 losses in 200 games

31. Ipswich Town: 92 losses in 202 games

32. Stoke City: 92 losses in 230 games

33. Wolves: 80 losses in 152 games

34. Nottingham Forest: 79 losses in 198 games

35. Hull City: 60 losses in 116 games

36. Reading: 59 losses in 114 games

37. Sheffield United: 54 losses in 122 games

38. Swansea City: 47 losses in 116 games

39. Watford: 46 losses in 76 games

40. Bradford City: 42 losses in 76 games

41. Oldham Athletic: 39 losses in 84 games

42. Burnley: 26 losses in 40 games

43. Barnsley: 23 losses in 38 games

44. Cardiff City: 22 losses in 38 games

45. Swindon Town: 22 losses in 42 games

46. Blackpool: 19 losses in 38 games

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